Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1/2 c soft shortning
1 c sugar
3/4 c buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 c sifted flour
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon
Cream together shortning, sugar, and egg.
Stir in buttermilk and vanilla.
Sift together flour, soda, and salt. Stir into buttermilk mixture.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake at 400 for 8 - 10 minutes (until set but not brown)